Meet the team - Triodos Corporate Finance
Dan Hird - Head of Corporate Finance
Dan has been with Triodos Bank since 2008 and has built the corporate finance business. He previously spent six years within KPMG Corporate finance advising on a range of mergers and acquisitions, management buy-outs and fundraising deals before establishing his own corporate finance business that completed over 80 transactions over a seven year period. Dan also has five years experience as a Finance Director of two large private companies in the retail and manufacturing sectors.
Alex Connor - Investor Relations Manager
Alex focuses on distribution and marketing of the social and environmental investment offerings managed by Triodos. Prior to joining Triodos, Alex worked for nine years as an equity analyst, analysing listed companies from a diverse range of sectors - including property, energy, consumers and telecoms.
Alex also spent two and a half years in the fundraising team at Comic Relief responsible for raising funds from the corporate sector. She has also undertaken voluntary work for the Wildlife and Countryside Link, which brings together environmental voluntary organisations in the UK to work to effect change.
Lydia Westmore - Corporate Finance Manager
Lydia works in the corporate finance team advising clients on a range of activities including capital raisings and valuation exercises. Prior to joining Triodos, Lydia spent a year working in lead advisory for a boutique firm in Bath focusing on SME mergers and acquisitions activity with particular focus on corporate recovery and refinancing. Lydia trained with Deloitte and spent nearly five years in the audit department with involvement in a broad range of engagements.
Jeremy Pannell- Corporate Finance Manager
Jeremy works within the corporate finance team, advising on capital raising projects. Prior to joining Triodos Bank, Jeremy worked for a regional corporate finance boutique. During his two years there, Jeremy worked closely with SMEs, advising on management buy-outs, equity raising and company valuation. Previously Jeremy spent five years with Smith and Williamson, focusing on audit mandates for both owner-managed businesses and AIM listed clients.
Diana Gerry - Corporate Finance Manager
Diana focuses on advising clients on various investment management projects. Diana trained with Grant Thornton and spent four years in their Corporate Finance team advising on a range of merger and acquisitions activity with a focus on the SME market. Prior to joining Triodos Bank, Diana worked as a New Business analyst at Oasis Healthcare, a corporate dentistry company, appraising and managing acquisition opportunities.